Teacher guide Cats, Dogs and Us: Lesson Plans (years 5-6)

TLF ID M018261

This teacher resource is an International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) resource designed to encourage students to examine the physical characteristics and natural behaviours of cats and dogs, and discuss the various ways we live with and care for cats and dogs around the world. It consists of seven lesson plans, two worksheets, assessment rubric and suggested extension activities. Some activities are supported by the Cats, Dogs and Us: Education pack (years 5-6).

Educational details

Educational value
  • This resource is valuable for civics and citizenship in years 5 and 6. It is particularly useful for the sub-strand of Problem solving and decision making where students work together to identify an issue and decide on possible solutions and courses of action. * This resource is very valuable for the three strands in English at years 5 and 6. As the resource presents and seeks responses to the care of cats and dogs, it is particularly useful for the Literature content descriptions at both year levels in creating literary texts based on texts and personal experiences. * This resource is very useful for the year 5 and year 6 science curriculum. It is relevant for the content descriptions referring to: living things adapt to the environment to survive; and living things have structural features to help them survive. * This resource includes an assessment task that requires students to design a poster that illustrates an awareness of the needs of native wildlife.
Year level

5; 6

Other details

  • Contributor
  • Name: Education Services Australia
  • Organization: Education Services Australia
  • Description: Data manager
  • Address: VIC, AUSTRALIA
  • URL: http://www.esa.edu.au/
  • Copyright Holder
  • Name: International Fund for Animal Welfare
  • Organization: International Fund for Animal Welfare
  • Address: NSW, AUSTRALIA
  • URL: http://www.ifaw.org/
  • Publisher
  • Name: International Fund for Animal Welfare
  • Organization: International Fund for Animal Welfare
  • Description: Publisher
  • Address: NSW, AUSTRALIA
  • URL: http://www.ifaw.org/
  • Resource metadata contributed by
  • Name: Education Services Australia Ltd
  • Organisation: Education Services Australia Ltd
  • Address: AUSTRALIA
  • URL: www.esa.edu.au
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Learning Resource Type
  • Online
  • Copyright International Fund for Animal Welfare, 2014. This material may be used, reproduced and communicated free of charge for non-commercial educational purposes within Australia and in overseas schools where the Australian Curriculum is taught. Metadata and key graphic offered under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/